Osoyoos Lake Sockeye 2020

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing Forum' started by ChinookExerciser, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. ChinookExerciser

    ChinookExerciser Active Member

  2. Seagirt

    Seagirt Active Member

  3. kingblazer84

    kingblazer84 Well-Known Member

  4. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    You think the commander would be out of place on the lake?
     
  5. fishin solo

    fishin solo Well-Known Member

    Thought you were gonna take it to Barkley sound ?
     
  6. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Might be bamfield now actually. What's your point?
     
  7. fishin solo

    fishin solo Well-Known Member

    Catch sox in the sound and inlet
     
  8. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Oh really? Ha! What a dumbass I am. Here I am thinking your talking some shit. Whoops! Well thanks man you bring up a really good point in that case. :)

    I used to own property in Osoyoos and spent many many summers there. Never had the chance to do this so I thought I'd be fun to try. Have friends all over the cokenogan. I'd probably just be doing it in my inflatable though, I'd be the first one to laugh at a guy in a 30 footer in that lake.
     
  9. kingblazer84

    kingblazer84 Well-Known Member

    @Raincity lol the launches prob wont support your 30'.... biggest I saw a couple years ago was I think a 25' kingfisher and it was tight.
     
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  10. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    I remember a guy years ago staying at the Desert Surfside that had a 35' flybridge and it just looked ridiiiiiculous lol. Good point with the launches though.
     
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  11. UkeeDreamin

    UkeeDreamin Well-Known Member

    Something else for folks to consider is that anyone driving any distance to this fishery is likely travelling further distance than it would take to access a good number of Interior lakes that support Kokanee that are not only larger (do your research on GoFishBC, lots of lakes stocked w/ Triploid Kokes that regularly exceed 3+ lbs) than these very small sockeye. Resident triploid kokes will also have 100% of their stored fat and oil vs Okanogan Sox that have burned off 60-80% of theirs during the long, upstream journey in very warm water to get to Osoyoos lake.

    Good for locals, for sure, but being from the Loops I personally wouldn't drive past Monte or Kal Lk to fish Osoyoos. But if you’re already there for a summer vacay, not a bad idea to slow troll a dodger and squirt in the early am before the fam wakes up for the beach?!!

    Cheers!

    Ukee
     
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  12. kingblazer84

    kingblazer84 Well-Known Member

    5LB Koke's caught out of Kal Lake
     
  13. UkeeDreamin

    UkeeDreamin Well-Known Member

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    Off the internet, Kal lake monster Koke! 5.4kg/11.8lbs!

    Cheers!

    Ukee
     
  14. Fisher_dude

    Fisher_dude Well-Known Member

    That’s not from Kal. That fish was scooped up by that guy with a net on arrow I believe.
     
  15. Big Green Machine

    Big Green Machine Well-Known Member

    Yup on Arrow I believe. It was a floater and he ate it. Also, the Sockeye I retained from Osoyoos Ranged from 3-5 pounds and were pretty good both smoked and grilled.
     
  16. UkeeDreamin

    UkeeDreamin Well-Known Member

    My bad, yeah, Lower Arrow.

    Cheers!

    Ukee
     
  17. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Well-Known Member

    When does osoyoos usually open up for sockeye? I seem to remember it being in august but I’m heading up mid July and wondering if I should bring the boat
     
  18. kingblazer84

    kingblazer84 Well-Known Member

    late july and aug but depends on the run and if they even open it up to rec fishing.. I havent heard anything yet.
     
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  19. Fisher_dude

    Fisher_dude Well-Known Member

    There’s only been 170 sockeye counted through Bonneville Dam so far this year.
     
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  20. BCROB

    BCROB Active Member

    o_O
     
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